Weekly Finds

Welcome to One Woman Shop Weekly Finds – where we members of the community scour the web to bring you a curated list of posts, links, and resources that we they think will help your business—and maybe even your life! This week’s curator: freelance writer + editor Meghan Bliss

You have a website, right? Good. Is it accomplishing what you created it to accomplish? If you’re not sure, or if you think your website could use a helpful boost, download this FREE e-book from Donald Miller at StoryBrand about 5 Things Your Website Should Include to make it more successful.

Alli Worthington, cute-as-a-button (and highly successful) consultant and strategist, has quickly become a favorite source of mine for inspiration on the freelance life. She writes about the comparison trap as The Worst Way to Measure Your Success in this uplifting article, including ways to fight off the urge to compare ourselves to others.

In that same vein, Stephanie Halligan’s comparison cartoon is just one of many hand-drawn comics she writes as creator of The Empowered Dollar, where she uses her sense of humor (and a great artistic flair) to talk about paying down debt in favor of living a freer, fuller life.

Not in the mood to read right now? Check out the weekly podcast from The Accidental Creative to listen to discussions about creativity, curiosity, and more. It’s also be a good listening companion for those sleepy mornings when you just don’t feel like hitting the gym (because that’s not just me, right?!).

As if you needed another reason to ditch the cubicle in favor of solopreneur freedom, Sean Ogle writes about the 14 Things Location Rebels Can Do That Employees Can’t, including working from golf courses, enjoying midday matinees, napping when the urge strikes, and embarking on “epic quests” to achieve lifelong goals. Sounds like a win!

Okay, this read is on the longer side, but it is so. worth it. The Crossroads of Should and Must is an essay written by Elle Luna that examines the idea of a career versus a calling, including how the two can (and should) coincide. If you’ve ever felt weird for wanting to pursue a non-conventional or artistic career, her words will make you feel less alone…and much more empowered to take that leap of faith.

And finally, if you’re feeling overworked, uninspired, or under-appreciated this week, read this short and sweet Love Note to Entrepreneurs. Now give yourself a mental hug (heck, and a physical one) and keep on kicking butt.

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Meghan Bliss

Meghan Bliss is a freelance writer and editor living in coastal North Carolina. She lives for good poems, lazy mornings, and road trips with her handsome husband. She runs The Cupcake Copywriter, and you can find more of her writing The Blissful Poet, where she blogs regularly.

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